Can a regular doctor in California legally recommend marijuana as treatment?

"What about psychiatrists, cardiologists or any other medical specialists?"

Any medical doctor (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO) with a valid CA medical license is legally permitted to write a cannabis recommendation for you. However, as you may have discovered, many physicians are not comfortable recommending cannabis to their patients. This could be because they are not well-versed in using cannabis, or are concerned that their medical license may be at risk because cannabis remains illegal at the federal level. This is why HelloMD’s service was created; we are able to connect you with CA-licensed (or NY-licensed if you’re in New York) health practitioner that is comfortable recommending cannabis to help you safely and effectively incorporate cannabis into your health care regimen.


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